Ball Joint
Hover over the image to zoom in
Ball Joint
Share this:

Moog Ball Joint

Part No. K8695T Warranty  

See if this part fits a specific vehicle.

Check Vehicle Fit

MOOG Problem Solver products incorporate proven design and engineering features to ensure like new steering, ease of installation and longer life. MOOG is the preferred steering and suspension parts brand of professional technicians and NASCAR Crew Chiefs.

Product Features:
  • Problem Solver® powdered metal gusher bearing design enables grease to flow through the bearing to the stud for reduced friction and enhanced strength and stability.
  • Problem Solver® patented cover plate design allows for tighter tolerances vs traditional cover plate designs, providing a more durable and extended life part.
  • Exclusive cover plate protects against contaminants leaking into the bearing surface.
  • MOOG® engineered steel composition results in a stronger component. Full ball metal stud provides 360 degrees of smooth, consistent, rotational movement resulting in more responsive steering.
  • An enlarged ball joint receptacle in the lower control arm can cause a loose ball joint fit. MOOG® Problem Solver® design includes an oversized housing for a more secure fit.
  • Greaseable socket design allows new lubricant to flush contaminants from the assembly, reducing corrosion and wear.
Back To Top
Adjustable:No
Arm & Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Dust Seal:Yes
Location:Front
Material:Steel
Mounting Type:Press-In
Replaceable Grease:Yes

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
MoogBall Joint
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (21)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • High-performance (10)
  • Perfect fit (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (28)
    • Small cars (7)
    • Large cars (6)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (5), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (12), Mechanic (9), Truck enthusiast (9), Casual driver (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Quality Replacement

    If the threaded shaft were 1/4" shorter it would make it much easier to get spindle bracket on a 4 wheel drive w/o disconnecting the drive shaft. Ford (1998 Explorer)...Read complete review

    If the threaded shaft were 1/4" shorter it would make it much easier to get spindle bracket on a 4 wheel drive w/o disconnecting the drive shaft. Ford (1998 Explorer) made the clearances so tight it is nearly impossible to remove and replace the spinle.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Craftsmanship

    I purchased two Moog ball joints for my 2001 Ford F-150. The looked more heavy duity than stock so I was pleased at this point. Upon installing I had issues with the greese...Read complete review

    I purchased two Moog ball joints for my 2001 Ford F-150. The looked more heavy duity than stock so I was pleased at this point. Upon installing I had issues with the greese fitting. The first had threads too long preventing it from tightining flush with the ball joint. Then when I inspected the second I discovered that the ball joint had no threading at all. I returned both to my local store for a refund.

    Reviewed by 38 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Moog Ball Joint

    By Suptlic

    from Tampa FL

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

      Good quality replacement product, perfect fit, reliable.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review(earn points)

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Moog Ball Joint

      By suptlic

      from Tampa FL

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

        Great replacement part, Exact fit, with a grease fitting too!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review(earn points)

        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nascar performance for my ford

        By Robbz

        from Boston, MA USA

        About Me Casual Driver, Just A Guy Saving Cash, Just A Guy Saving Some Ca

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to install
        • High-Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ford Explorer Sport Trac
          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

          I don't know about the Moog music manufacturer, but Moog auto parts are nascar cool. Moog has front end suspension parts that are better then the ford oem. Thanks to aap for the tools... The ball joint press was key to the install. The ball joint fork made it easy to remove old parts. I replaced the lower ball joints, then came back later for the upper arms. I thought I would spend $800.00 on the front end of my 2002 ford. I was able to do the job myself, saved a lot... So I got a new floor jack and stands. Next up tie rods and shocks. The guys at my aap store are car guys... They know and share great tips and info about parts and the work they have done to their cars or trucks.
          I almost forgot how much fun it is to get under the truck and get things fixed.

          Comment on this review(earn points)

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Number 1 Choice

          By Joe The Road Warrior

          from Watertown,CT

          About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Dependable
          • Durable
          • Easy to install
          • High-Performance
          • Outstanding Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 4x4s
            • SUVs
            • Trucks

            Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

            I used this product on my Ford Explorer Sport
            I fine that this Moog product is very well manufactured, and is made of high quality materials that will last under extreme conditions.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review(earn points)

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Moog is the way to go!

            By Carlos

            from Virginia

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • High-Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

              I have been maintaining my personal vehicles and those of other family members for over 30 years and can hands-down endorse the quality of this product. Recently, I replaced all the OEM parts containing rubber with Moog parts in the front suspension of my 1997 F150 4x4 and wow…it's like driving a new truck!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review(earn points)

              (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              poor quality

              By Boilerman

              from Hartford, CT

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

              bought four ball joints ( 2 upper and 2 lower) 1 upper and both lower could not thread in grease fitting ( threads were messed up and would cross thread only 1 upper would work!) so returned to store.

              Comment on this review(earn points)

              (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fits perfect, great quality

              By chihuahualover15

              from NC

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • High-Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

                great easy to use

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review(earn points)

                (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Ball Joint

                By X

                from Frozen Tundra

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

                  Read the instructions. Even if it is round they want installed a certain way. Do not install with a hammer.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review(earn points)

                  (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  good part

                  By bubba

                  from Rincon,Ga

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast, Weekend mechanic

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 4

                  Pros

                  • Perfect Fit

                  Cons

                  • The Work

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

                  GOOD PART.not hard to do if you take your time ,get right tools, and research HOE TO for 1st timers.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review(earn points)

                  (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  does just what its suposed to

                  By motorhead

                  from felts mills ny

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Lt Truck

                  Comments about Moog Ball Joint:

                  this ball joint was easy to install using the rented tool to istall it. went right in with no issues at all. nice greesable fitting too.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review(earn points)

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »

                  Do you have questions about this product?(earn points for answers!)

                   

                  Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

                  20 Questions | 23 Answers
                  Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                  • Q:

                    Will this fit OE 2001 F150 control arm?
                    Asked on 10/2/2014 by Colby from Houston, Tx

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Colby, happy to help you! This part is an exact fit for your 2001 Ford F-150.

                      Answered on 10/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    im confused,lol. i have a 2001 explorer sport trac, 2 wheel drive, torsion bar sus.lower ball joint. i bought a oem replacement, diameter is 1.75, my old one is 1.773, its not wore out, i had to hammer it out.its all stock. what is different about this truck? cant seem to get the right ball joint.HELP
                    Asked on 9/16/2014 by als old school customs from youngsville ,la.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, Al's Old School Customs! Not knowing the history of your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2 wheel drive, it's possible that the ball joint has been replaced before (if you are not the first owner of the vehicle) and had to be replaced with the oversized ball joint. If the diameter of the ball joint hole is 1.773 in., then even the oversized ball joint may not fit properly.

                      There is an oversized ball joint available for this vehicle as MOOG Part No. K8695T006 which will fit in a hole with a diameter of 1.749 in. to 1.753 in. To help ease your installation, I suggest putting the new ball joints in the freezer before installation. For additional installation instructions I suggest a repair manual for your vehicle, Haynes Part No. 36024.

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                  • Q:

                    In the description of the item it says "•An enlarged ball joint receptacle in the lower control arm can cause a loose ball joint fit. MOOG® Problem Solver® design includes an oversized housing for a more secure fit." Will this still fit if the receptacle in the lower control arm isn't enlarged?
                    Asked on 8/2/2014 by sxlvr

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, Sxlvr! This MOOG Ball Joint (Part No. K8695T) is designed as the standard replacement for the lower ball joint for your 1995-2005 Ford, Lincoln or Mazda truck and I don't foresee any fitment issues. A great way to make sure that the ball joint seats properly is to freeze the ball joint before installation to contract the metal for easier installation into the control arm. For a ball joint that will fit into the oversized hole better MOOG Part No. K8695T006 will fit in control arms with a 1.749in. to 1.753 in. inner diameter.

                      Answered on 8/5/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is the difference between the the Moog K8695T and K8771T ball joints? I purchased the K8771T and I have a 2001 Mazda B3000 SE 4x4. Is there a size difference?
                    Asked on 5/27/2014 by ChrisFix

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Great question, ChrisFix! It has to do with what style front suspension is on the vehicle. K8771T is for a model with front coil springs and K8695T is for a front torsion bar spring model. Also, K8771T is not applicable for the 4x4 model, it is only applicable with the RWD.

                      Answered on 5/28/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is it ok to install 2 different brands, as in put this Moog lower and put the Dorman upper assembly in. Or should i stick with one brand. 97 f-150 v6 4.2 rwd
                    Asked on 6/3/2013 by rick from worcester , ma

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes, you can put this Moog Ball Joint - part# K8695T and put the Dorman upper assembly in on your 1997 Ford F-150. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 6/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this ball joint fit the OEM lower control arms of a 1998 4.0L 4x4 ranger? or do you also need the moog replacement lower control arm to fit the moog ball joint.
                    Asked on 11/11/2012 by Logan

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Moog Ball Joint - part# K8695T will be an exact fit for the OEM(Original Equipment Manufacturer) lower control arms of a 1998 Ford Ranger. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 11/11/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    made in USA or China?
                    Asked on 10/9/2012 by Russ from Milwaukee

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 10/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what is the torque specs for the lower ball joints on a 2000 ford ranger xl 2.5l?
                    Asked on 9/20/2012 by Benjamin from United States

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      The torque specifications for the ball joints on your 2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L should be pinch bolt and nut = 41 foot-pounds, lower ball stud nut = 98 foot-pounds, tie-rod stud nut = 52 foot-pounds, caliper = 83 foot-pounds. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 9/20/2012 by Rick from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does Moog ball joint come pre-greased, or I have to grease it right after it is installed?
                    Asked on 8/23/2012 by Andrew from Ft. Collins, CO

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes, this Moog Ball Joint - part# K8695T comes pre - greased in it. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/23/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is this made in the USA or China?
                    Asked on 8/22/2012 by 5.0

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part.

                      Answered on 8/22/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                  Do you have a question about this product? 

                  Create or view your online garage

                  Check out the specials in our monthly flyer

                   
                   
                  Disclaimer We strive to keep all information accurate and up-to-date; however, product availability, pricing, promotions and store hours are subject to change without notice. Please contact Customer Care if you have any questions or corrections.